COVID-19 Announcement

The Scottish Storytelling Centre, John Knox House and the Café are now open. Our Covid-19 Guidelines.


Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2021 Festival is revealed!

The programme for the 2021 Scottish International Storytelling Festival was revealed today as the festival theme ‘Imagine’ promises an eclectic mix of online events spanning across the globe and small-scale face-to-face events. Over 100 performers will take part in the festival and countries represented include USA, Colombia, Canada, Italy, Spain, England, Kenya, Northern Ireland, Holland, … Continued


It’s a wrap! The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021

And just like that, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 is over! We couldn’t have asked for a better return to live performance – it’s been such a delight to safely welcome audiences back into the Scottish Storytelling Centre this August, and the feedback we’ve had from performers and ticket buyers has been truly heartwarming. A … Continued


Safely Returning to the Scottish Storytelling Centre

We are open again! We’ve loved having audiences back in the Scottish Storytelling Centre for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year. There has been such a buzz in the venue, and it’s warmed our hearts to see people in the Netherbow Theatre and performers being able to do what they do best again. Did you … Continued


The Edinburgh Festival Fringe at the Scottish Storytelling Centre 2021 Is Live!

After 18 months without live events, the Scottish Storytelling Centre is delighted to invite audiences back into the venue this August for the 2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with a programme of live and online shows that covers music, storytelling, spoken word, theatre and visual art. Eight live shows will be presented in the Netherbow Theatre, … Continued


Book Launch – Folk Tales From The Garden By Donald Smith With Illustrations By Annalisa Salis

Folk Tales from the Garden connects us to the natural world through the tales, traditions, lore, plants and wildlife of gardens, ranging from back greens to country parks. It follows the seasons, providing observations, poems and stories for each of the twelve months of the gardening year. In Folk Tales from the Garden, you can … Continued


Freelance Marketing Role

SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE & SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL Help deliver this year’s Fringe programme at SSC and support our Fringe participants, and venue team, through social media and web presence, working with the Programme and Festivals Manger. Then follow-on to assist the Marketing and Communications Manager and the venue team deliver this year’s hybrid Scottish … Continued


Open Call for Creative Proposals

Imagine something different. Imagine pasts, futures, or a timeless other. Dip into dreams and desires, old and new, lost worlds and worlds still to become. Imagine from the outside in, and the inside out. What would a different world look like in your dreams? We’re eager to know! SISF 2021 extends an invitation to storytellers, … Continued


We’re Reopening!

We’re reopening our venue on Friday 30 April! We appreciate your support and patience during the last months, and we kindly ask that you read all the information available below before we welcome you back to the Centre. We’re open from 10am to 6pm Monday – Sunday, with last entry to John Knox House at … Continued


Traditional Music Forum Launches First Comprehensive Directory of Traditional Musicians in Scotland

(Photo above: Maeve Mackinnon – photo by Paul McNally) The Traditional Music Forum (TMF) and TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) proudly present Scotland Online: A Directory of Musicians, the only comprehensive online resource of its kind, promoting traditional musicians working and recording in Scotland. To celebrate the launch of the directory, TMF have invited … Continued


An Evening Without Borders – TRACS is Inviting Europe for a Ceilidh

This World Storytelling Day, Sat 20 March 2021 at 7.30pm, TRACS is hosting a European Ceilidh to reach out to our friends, celebrate and strengthen our connections across Europe. As Lorenzo, one of our participating storytellers, put it so beautifully “If our stories have no borders, why should we?”. Of course, a traditional Ceilidh includes … Continued

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